IBM Elastic Storage Server

IBM Elastic Storage Server adds Storage Utility Offering option

IBM introduces a flexible procurement method that aligns your unstructured data capacity costs to your business initiatives. Buy scale-out file and object storage with cognitive data management your way. Unstructured data creation continues at an explosive and accelerating rate and does not appear to be slowing down. Customers are looking to their trusted IT partners […]

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Meeting the data needs of artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is playing an increasingly critical role in business. By 2020, 30 percent of organizations that fail to apply AI will not be operationally and economically viable, according to one report[1].  And in a survey, 91 percent of infrastructure and operations leaders cite “data” as a main inhibitor of AI initiatives[2]. What does […]

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Software-defined storage: How to get started

Software-defined storage (SDS) has gained momentum in the enterprise IT market. The adoption of SDS among forward-thinking organizations is being driven in part by IT cost reduction, automation and infrastructure flexibility needs. SDS provides a means to transition from storage area network (SAN) storage and network-attached storage (NAS), and to scale-out architectures that use server-rich […]

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Five important considerations for HPC deployments

Architecting superior high-performance computing (HPC) clusters requires a holistic approach that responds to performance at every level of the deployment. HPC workloads put massive computational demands on your infrastructure: they involve analyzing huge data sets to solve complex problems, and that means they require supercomputing capabilities. In short, there are many facets to the HPC […]

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Elastic Storage Server: Networking is what it’s all about!

I was recently in a training session about IBM Elastic Storage Server (ESS)—a high-performance IBM Spectrum Scale storage solution—in which a colleague remarked, “It’s all about the network.” Why, you might ask, would networking be so essential? In my previous post about ESS, I focused on the three keys to a successful implementation: pre-planning, network […]

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An optimized platform for big data and machine learning

For organization leaders seeking to deploy the most efficient platform for big data analytics, machine learning, deep learning and cognitive applications, IBM and Hortonworks have partnered to certify IBM Spectrum Scale with Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) on x86 servers. This adds to previous certifications for IBM Spectrum Scale and HDP on IBM Power servers. IBM […]

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Fast data: The future of big data

It’s not news that big data is getting bigger by the second.  However, in addition to sheer volume, there is also increasing demand to take action faster than ever based on the data.  An organization’s leaders want to gain a competitive advantage by turning raw data into actionable intelligence. How can they quickly and efficiently […]

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IBM at DataWorks Summit: The future of data science

Marketplace disruptors have one thing in common: data science. Data science is the process of discovering hidden insights from massive amounts of structured and unstructured data, using methods such as machine learning, data mining and predictive analytics. This multi-disciplinary approach is changing the way organizations solve problems and gain competitive advantage. Join IBM at the […]

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NAB: The largest data event

In late April over 100,000 people attended the National Association of Broadcasters 2017 NAB Show. A comprehensive event with a massive exhibit space, it covers everything from content, to cameras, to software for editing and user distribution. It is a show buzzing with talk of video quality jumps from 4K to 8K, targeted content and […]

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